Family Varunidae Milne-Edwards 1853 (crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Varunidae

Parent taxon: Grapsoidea according to C. E. Schweitzer et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Aulacopodia, Brome, Cardirhynchus, Daragrapsus, Daranyia, Eurycarpus, Gecarcinidae, Glyptodynomene, Glyptograpsidae, Grapsidae, Grapsus, Liocaris, Lupeites, Paradosilissopsa, Plagusiidae, Psammograpsus, Pseudodaranyia, Pseudomicippella, Roemerus, Sesarmidae, Tiche, Vanua, Wulaicarcinus, Xenograpsidae

Subtaxa: Asthenognathinae Cyclograpsinae Gaeticinae Thalassograpsinae Varuninae

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), United States (6: California, Florida)

• Pliocene to Holocene of United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of New Zealand (1)

• Miocene of Japan (2)

• Eocene of Italy (1)

Total: 12 collections including 16 occurrences

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